unofficial mirror of 
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: Richard Stallman <>
Subject: whitespace-only changes
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:06:55 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

Larsi wrote:

  > Thanks for the patch, but we don't normally apply whitespace-only fixes,
  > because that makes it harder to investigate, later (with git blame and
  > friends), what previous code changes did.

I am sure he knows what he's talking about, but it is unfortunate that
we cannot fix bad indentation.  Can't we correct this problem somehow?

For instance, label whitespace changes clearly in the commit log, and
change some tools to ignore them?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (
Founder, Free Software Foundation (
Internet Hall-of-Famer (

             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-20  3:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-20  3:06 Richard Stallman [this message]
2020-08-20  8:04 ` whitespace-only changes Mattias Engdegård
2020-08-20 13:19 ` Eli Zaretskii
2020-08-20 13:32   ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
2020-08-20 14:54     ` David Engster
2020-08-21  3:33       ` Richard Stallman
2020-08-21  8:55         ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-23  4:42           ` Richard Stallman
2020-08-20 20:50 ` Daniel Martín
2020-08-20 20:54   ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
2020-08-20 21:07     ` Daniel Martín
2020-08-21 13:13 ` Stefan Monnier
2020-08-22  3:51   ` Richard Stallman

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

  List information:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \ \ \ \ \

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link
Be sure your reply has a Subject: header at the top and a blank line before the message body.
Code repositories for project(s) associated with this public inbox

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for read-only IMAP folder(s) and NNTP newsgroup(s).